Jeananne Kathol Kirwin lives in Edmonton, Alberta with her husband and four children. Although she is a practicing lawyer and erstwhile sailor, her childhood dream to become a writer was rekindled during the sailing sabbatical that is the subject of her book Greetings from Cool Breezes/A Family’s Year Aboard (Borealis Press, 2005). That book won the Canadian Authors Association – Alberta Branch Exporting Alberta Award in 2006.
Her travel writing has been short-listed for the CBC Literary Awards competition, and appears in an anthology entitled Outside of Ordinary (Second Story Press, 2005). Her poetry appears in the anthology Writing the Land (Blue Skies, 2007), and her creative non-fiction work Sign of Hope! 25 Years 25 Stories was published in 2008. More recently, her creative non-fiction has appeared in publications such as The Billboard, and Feis America magazine.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. – Mark Twain